Orchestra Iowa Musicians Present "Madness and Musings" Chamber Concert

Apr 2, 2015

The Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players bring small ensemble music to life this week with their “Madness & Musings” concert. The concert opens with Corelli’s “La Folia” sonata, featuring Orchestra Iowa concertmaster candidate Beth Larson on violin, principal cellist Carey Bostian, and principal keyboardist Miko Kominami on harpsichord. 

Orchestra Iowa's principal keyboardist Miko Kominami performs Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major at the chamber concert.
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Based on the Portuguese tune of the same name, the sonata is a series of 24 variations on the original melody. Next, Larson and Bostian are joined by violist Jenwei Yu for Dohnanyi’s gorgeous Serenade in C major. The concert concludes with Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 featuring all four musicians.


Beth Larson, violin

Jenwei Yu, viola

Carey Bostian, cello

Miko Kominami, piano and harpsichord

CORELLI                                Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12 “La Folia”

DOHNANYI                         Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello

SCHUMANN                      Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

(Concert recorded Jan. 9-11, 2015)